JB Files

Residential Faculty - Cisco CCNP Program, CCNA Security

Program Director :

Computer Information Systems

Business

Office: BA 40 - Room: 20

480-461-7713

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Profile

Member: Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Committee.
Recently recognized by Cisco Systems with an  "INSTRUCTOR EXCELLENCE"  award.
Recent Student Survey Results:

*ALL*  STUDENTS ANSWERED WITH THE  *HIGHEST*  RATING POSSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • I would recommend this instructor to others.
  • The instructor encourages questions and/or participation and makes good use of examples and illustrations.
  • The instructor maintains a positive atmosphere in the class and seems to enjoy teaching.

DO YOU FEEL THE CLASS PERIOD IS USED EFFECTIVELY?

  • Yes.  Instructor has excellent presentation skills.
  • Yes, JB covers the material very well and answers any questions we have.

DO YOU FEEL THE INSTRUCTOR DISPLAYS RESPECT FOR STUDENTS?

  • Yes, He understands that we work and are busy and is flexible.
  • Yes. Instructor is great.

DO YOU FEEL THE INSTRUCTOR RESPONDS EFFECTIVELY TO THE STUDENTS' NEEDS FOR CLARIFICATION?

  • Yes, very patient and helpful.
  • Yes. Instructor has an excellent attitude.
  • Yes JB does a wonderful job at teaching and engaging the class.

 

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits

Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software. Chromebooks and iPads are not supported. Students require access to a PC and/or Mac to complete coursework.

General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26583
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

CNT250 Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services 8 Credits

Provides Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise advanced knowledge and skills needed for professional-level networking technologies and architecture. Covers the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3 VPN services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure services. Helps to prepare students to take the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) certification exam aligned with the CCNP Enterprise, Cisco Certified Specialist - Advanced Infrastructure Implementation certifications.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28701

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

CIS290AA Computer Information Systems Internship 1 Credits

Work experience in business or industry.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35641
MC OFFSITE

Community Education Off Site

Field Based
Lab
03/21/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

CNT203 CCNA Cybersecurity Operations 4 Credits

Uses virtual environments to simulate real-world cybersecurity threat scenarios and create opportunities for practice with ethical hacking, security monitoring, analysis and resolution. Introduces current technical concepts, such as classification of network attacks, monitoring, analysis of network intrusion data, cryptography, prevention and mitigation of network attacks and application of incident response models to manage network security incidents.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29033

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 29033 Students may contact instructor at jack.files@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits

Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. Students are required to use Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or 365 software to complete assignments which can be downloaded for free. Students must be using a PC or a MAC to complete this course. Chromebooks are not supported. Internet connectivity is needed.

General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14727

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
05/29/2024 - 06/27/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 14727 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CIS290AA Computer Information Systems Internship 1 Credits

Work experience in business or industry.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17916
Dobson Campus

TBA

Field Based
Lab
05/28/2024 - 08/01/2024

Open

1 of 1
Seats Available

CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4 Credits

Focus on configuring switches and routers for use in small and medium size networks. Including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN trunking, Inter-VLAN routing, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), EtherChannel, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), First Hop Redundancy, Local area Network (LAN) and Switch security, and Static routing. Knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is also covered. Preparation for Cisco certification examination.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AB or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15352
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
07/08/2024 - 08/01/2024
MoTuWeTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

10 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT160AB Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 4 Credits

Focus on the configuration of routers and switches within small and medium size networks for advanced functionality including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Network security, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Network Address Translation (NAT), Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Quality of Service (QOS), network management, design, troubleshooting, virtualization, and automation. Preparation for Cisco certification examination.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15128

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 08/01/2024
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 15128 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

CNT160AB Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 4 Credits

Focus on the configuration of routers and switches within small and medium size networks for advanced functionality including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Network security, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Network Address Translation (NAT), Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Quality of Service (QOS), network management, design, troubleshooting, virtualization, and automation. Preparation for Cisco certification examination.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15092

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 10/10/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 15092 Students may contact the instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT240 Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core 8 Credits

Provides Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise knowledge and skills needed for professional-level networking technologies and architecture. Topics include virtualization, network assurance, security, and automation. Helps to prepare students to take the Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) certification exam aligned with the CCNP Enterprise, CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, CCIE Enterprise Wireless, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise core certifications.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15182

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 15182 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

ITS110 Information Security Fundamentals 3 Credits

Fundamental concepts of information technology security. Topics include authentication methods, access control, cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), network attack and defense methods, hardening of operating systems and network devices, securing remote access and wireless technologies and securing infrastructures and topologies. Emphasis on hands-on labs in both the Windows and Linux environments. Builds on thorough understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and security concepts and Microsoft (MS) Windows and Linux Administration.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL, or CIS126RH, or permission of Program Director. Corequisites: BPC270 or MST150++.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16011

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 16011 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Contracted by a division of O'Reilly Publishing to write a book on network security. Publish date expected 2018.

Appointed by Governor Ducey, and confirmed by the Senate, to a commission for Trial Court Judge Appointments.

Recently recognized by Cisco Systems with an "INSTRUCTOR EXCELLENCE" award.

A.A.S - Information Technology: Cisco Networking - Summa Cum Laude - SMCC

B.S. - Finance- Summa Cum Laude - ASU - University Honors College

B.S. - Real Estate- Summa Cum Laude - ASU - University Honors College

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